At Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery is a monument which honors deceased members of the Sandusky's Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 444. The monument is located in northeastern corner of Section F, along 9th Street. The mission statement of the Fraternal Order of Eagles is:
Fraternal Order of Eagles stated mission is to unite fraternally for mutual benefit, protection, improvement, social enjoyment and association, all persons of good moral character who believe in a Supreme Being to inculcate the principles of liberty, truth, justice and equality, to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization and to provide for its government as it's Constitution, Laws, Rituals, by-laws or other rules and regulations may from time to time provide, and to promote the general welfare, the Fraternal Order of Eagles ordains this constitution. To promote and raise funds for duly authorized Fraternal Order of Eagles charities and contribute to worthwhile charitable causes.
The words representing the principles of the Eagles, as stated in their mission statement, liberty, truth, justice and equality, are found at the base of each of the four sides of the obelisk.
The side of the Eagles monument which faces east features an eagle, and the word Liberty. Former Eagles members' names on this side of the memorial are:
Joseph C. Stuckey
William J. Gill
John F. McCauliffe
Orval F. Sinasac
Delbert L. Allen
Three names are found on the side of the Eagles monument which faces north:
To date, no names of former Eagles members have been inscribed on the side of the Eagles monument which faces west. The Eagle's principle of Justice has been engraved at the base of this side of the monument.
These two names are found on the side the Eagles monument which faces south:
Robert E. Gisseman
Visit Sandusky's Oakland cemetery to view a variety of grave markers that honor hundreds of individuals who once called Sandusky or Erie County, Ohio their home.